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by Elleston Trevor

eBook Damocles Sword download ISBN: 0006164927
Author: Elleston Trevor
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; New edition edition (July 27, 1982)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1918 kb
Fb2: 1130 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Mystery

The Damocles Sword book. Could he bring it off? The answer reveals itself in an agony of suspense, which is no surprise, for Elleston Trevor is a master of the genre.

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Elleston Trevor (17 February 1920 – 21 July 1995) was a British novelist and playwright who wrote under several pseudonyms. Born Trevor Dudley-Smith, he eventually changed his name to Elleston Trevor. Trevor worked in many genres, but is principally remembered for his 1964 adventure story The Flight of the Phoenix, written as Elleston Trevor, and for a series of Cold War thrillers featuring the British secret agent Quiller, written under the pseudonym Adam Hall. In all, Trevor wrote over 100 books.

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Author: Elleston Trevor ISBN 10: 0006164927. Title: Damocles Sword Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Read full description.

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Damocles Sword Hardcover. Elleston Trevor (17 February 1920 – 21 July 1995) was a British novelist and playwright who wrote under several pseudonyms. Trevor worked in many genres, but is principally remembered for his 1964 adventure story The Flight of the Phoenix, written as Elleston Trevor, and for a series of Cold War thrillers featuring the British secret agent Quiller, written under the pseudonym Adam Hall

Comments: (4)
Kale
One of Elleston Trevor (also wrote as Adam Hall)'s best books. It tells a story about one man's experience early in WWII that sort of peeks in at the evils of that conflict with very clear eyes, without being a book "about" those evils. This somehow makes it a more powerful reminder/introduction-to the great cruelties of the Third Reich. Much recommended for people who like dramatic spy/war books, particularly if you like ones with a British flavor...sorry flavour.
Minha
An exciting, action-packed but highly literate thriller by one of England's outstanding 20th century authors. Very satisfying - if unlikely - story of a British amateur agent who infiltrates the SS and has one dangerous adventure after another. Trevor also wrote, under his pen name Adam Hall, The Quiller Memorandum, a spy thriller which became a best-seller and won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as Best Novel of 1966, the year after The Spy Who Came in From The Cold did the same. It became a rather so-so movie, but led to 18 more Quiller spy thrillers, many of them best-sellers. The Quiller novels were very unusual spy novels, with all the action and globe-trotting of a Bond book, but starring a troubled, angry and very humane man. Trevor also wrote The Flight of the Phoenix (which became a good movie, twice) and dozens of other books as Elleston Trevor and several other pseudonyms. There's a website about Trevor at http://www.quiller.net/trevor/main.html
Fordrellador
I first read this in 1983,and several times since.
Martin Benedict is an English officer at the outbreak of war.
As a result of a personal tragedy,his distaste for Hitler's political system becomes very personal.
This is a great story with lots of detail about the ability of a civilized and moral person,for a greater purpose, to blend into the devil's lair of Nazi Germany.It's adventurous and suspenseful right from the start.
It's hard to put down once you get into it.I highly recommend it.
If the reader wonders at how such a formerly 'civilized'country
could come to personify human evil,this is a good read.
Vudomuro
I agree with rroger's 5 star review. I just finished this having found it at the used book store. What a great novel. How did it go so unnoticed?